Political Psychology of Indonesian Political Figure: A Case Study of a Political Entrepreneur Who is Not Hesitant in Paving a New Way

International Journal of Research Studies in Psychology, 7(1), 35-58 (2018)

24 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2018  

Juneman Abraham

Bina Nusantara University

Tommy Prayoga

Bina Nusantara University (Binus)

Bagus Takwin

University of Indonesia (UI) - Psychology

Date Written: January 22, 2018

Abstract

An understanding of the personal history of political figures and a disclosure of the social motives behind the public action of a political figure are essential to improve the quality of the citizen’s political vote. A comprehensive and balanced analysis is required in this context, and political psychology could play a pivotal role. However, in Indonesia, such efforts are still relatively rare. This study contributes by conducting a case study on a political figure (n = 1), Surya Paloh. The method of personality measurement at a distance was used to compose profile of Surya Paloh with the following arrangements: (1) General psychobiography, (2) Beliefs and reasoning patterns, (3) Cognitive aspects, (4) Social motives, (5) Personality traits, and (6) Leadership Competency, each with its strengths and risks. This research concludes that Surya Paloh is a political entrepreneur, with high neuroticism, high excitement seeking, low compliance, and high achievement striving.

Keywords: political psychology, entrepreneur, idealist, psychohistory, Indonesia

Suggested Citation

Abraham, Juneman and Prayoga, Tommy and Takwin, Bagus, Political Psychology of Indonesian Political Figure: A Case Study of a Political Entrepreneur Who is Not Hesitant in Paving a New Way (January 22, 2018). International Journal of Research Studies in Psychology, 7(1), 35-58 (2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3107380

Juneman Abraham (Contact Author)

Bina Nusantara University ( email )

Jl. Kemanggisan Ilir III No. 45, Palmerah
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities
Jakarta Barat, DKI Jakarta 11480
Indonesia
+62215345830 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://about.me/juneman

Tommy Prayoga

Bina Nusantara University (Binus) ( email )

Jl. K. H. Syahdan No. 9
Kemanggisan / Palmerah
Jakarta Barat, ID DKI Jakarta 11480
Indonesia

Bagus Takwin

University of Indonesia (UI) - Psychology ( email )

Depok, 16424
Indonesia

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